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Aerospace scientist Reddy to take over as DG of DRDO unit

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HYDERABAD (PTI): G Satheesh Reddy, Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister, will take over as Director General of Missiles and Strategic Systems (DG-MSS) at DRDO here in additional capacity.

"Satheesh Reddy will hold the charge of Director General, Missiles and Strategic Systems (DG-MSS), in addition to his appointment as Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister," DRDO sources said today.

He is a distinguished aerospace scientist and Director of the city-based Research Centre Imarat (RCI), the missile avionics hub of DRDO.

He joined DRDO in 1986 and led the conceptualisation, design and development of inertial sensors, navigation schemes, algorithms systems, along with development of satellite navigation receivers and hybrid navigation systems.

Under his leadership, advanced products and varieties of avionics systems have been produced and successfully flight tested in strategic programmes of the country.

As Project Director, Reddy led the design and development of ring laser gyro-based INS system, MEMS-based INS system, sea-guard reference system and ship navigation system strengthening the country's self reliance in high accuracy and long range navigation and also successfully developed a 1,000 kg class guided bomb.

As Director of RCI, Reddy led the development of avionics technologies in critical areas and various defence programmes.

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